A Phase I/II Study of Intralesional Recombinant Tumor Necrosis Factor in Patients With AIDS-Related Cutaneous Kaposi's Sarcoma

This study has been completed.
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
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First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: December 1988
To evaluate tolerance, toxicity, and preliminary evidence of antitumor efficacy of intralesionally administered tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and to define a maximum tolerated dose (MTD) for single intralesional injections. In addition, to assess the effects of TNF injections on Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) lesions as measured by P-32 magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Sarcoma, Kaposi
HIV Infections
Drug: Tumor Necrosis Factor
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II Study of Intralesional Recombinant Tumor Necrosis Factor in Patients With AIDS-Related Cutaneous Kaposi's Sarcoma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • Biopsy-proven Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) with multiple cutaneous lesions.
  • Minimum life expectancy of 3 months.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

  • Clinically significant cardiac disease.
  • Known hemorrhagic diathesis or active bleeding disorder.
  • Clinically apparent vascular disease.
  • Known lipoprotein disorders.
  • History of seizure disorder or central nervous system (CNS) metastasis.
  • Additional malignancy.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Cardiac agents.
  • Anticoagulants.
  • Thrombolytic agents.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Corticosteroids.
  • Aspirin.
  • Vasodilators.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Additional malignancies or other conditions listed in Patient Exclusion Co-Existing Conditions.

Prior Treatment:

Excluded within 4 weeks of study entry:

  • Chemotherapy.
  • Radiotherapy.
  • Immunotherapy.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002262

United States, California
San Francisco AIDS Clinic / San Francisco Gen Hosp
San Francisco, California, United States, 941102859
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002262     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 066A  86-989 
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Skin Neoplasms
Tumor Necrosis Factor
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sarcoma, Kaposi
Skin Neoplasms
DNA Virus Infections
Herpesviridae Infections
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue
Pathologic Processes
Skin Diseases
Virus Diseases

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